About Junior League of Boise

The Junior League of Boise is a long-standing organization that empowers women to bond together to become better leaders and strengthen our community.

Our National Mission

Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Our purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

What We Offer

Once a member of Junior League, women experience many rewarding benefits, including:

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Women Empowerment

We are an organization for women by women, focused on encouraging and empowering one another.
2

Meaningful Friendships

We provide a safe and engaging atmosphere for women to make meaningful connections. Members meet as strangers and become life-long friends.
3

Leadership Development

On both a personal and a professional level, we provide our members with proven leadership training programs, helping women become leaders in the workplace, in their personal lives, and in our community.
4

Rich history

When people talk about the history of Boise’s non-profit organization and community initiatives, it’s almost impossible to not see JLB’s fingerprints on these efforts. Additionally, many successful, high-profile female leaders in our community have been and are JLB members.
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Early Childhood Education Focus

Our members have a deep passion for helping our community and strive to be strategic with our time and resources. We devote our community efforts to organizations and initiatives that have a direct focus and impact on early childhood education.

History

The Junior League of Boise was accepted into the Associate of Junior Leagues of America in March of 1928 with 28 charter members. With the depression gripping the country, the first order of business was to help the women and children in the Treasure Valley by hosting summer camps for underprivileged children, holding nutrition classes and well-baby clinics. These efforts provided the women and their families with nourishing food and improved the health of the babies, children, and mothers.

Since our founding, we’ve consistently strived to work together to improve the lives of our friends, families, and neighbors in the Treasure Valley. Our history is rich with signature fundraising and volunteer projects (hyperlink to signature project page), led by our impressive list of strong female members. Our members are stand-up, accomplished women, many of whom have been recognized by the Idaho Business Review as Women of the Year and Accomplished Under 40, to name a few of our members’ many accolades.

We welcome women of all backgrounds and work to get to the “big solution” through a process that encourages each and every one of us to contribute in our own way. The sum is truly bigger than its part within in the Junior League. We’re an ambitious group of executives, community leaders, entrepreneurs, full-time mothers, and professional women who bond together to focus on two things: becoming better leaders and making a positive impact on our community.